MySpace is joining the music streaming business with the latest redesign of its website and new iOS app. The new site is designed to be a marketing platform for creative works and includes music streaming on both the site and in the app. The company hopes that musicians and artists will use their MySpace page as the destination for all things about their band.
The redesign has been in the works for two years, including a beta version of the site. The company has repositioned itself as a “social network for the creative community,” Chris Vanderhook, COO of MySpace told AppNewser. As Tim Vanderhook, CEO of MySpace explained it, artists use lots of social media channels online, but they want one home online. The redesign is intended to be an online home for artists and is full of tools to help enable that.
One of the big features to launch with the redesign is called My Radio, an ad-supported music streaming platform with more than 53 million songs available. “We’re building tools for artist, but we are enabling for music discovery for consumers,” said Tim Vanderhook. Read more